Maastricht hosts Almere City in round 30 of the Dutch Eerste Divisie. The match will be played on Friday, March 26th at De Geusselt (Maastricht).
Since 2000, Maastricht has been playing permanently at the level of the 2nd Dutch division, but without significant achievements. Suffice it to say that the team didn’t manage to rise above the 5th place during all this time (in 2007 and 2012). And the last draw brought only 12th position. Now there could be a complete failure. There were even 11 matches without victories, when the Red-Whites scored only three points. But Darije Kalezic was able to rectify the situation. The club played especially well in February and the first half of March, when five victories were gained in six rounds. The winning streak ended on March 19, when Jong Ajax beat the Red-Whites in Amsterdam (4-3).
Almere City was regarded as a habitue in the Eerste Divisie. Last season, which ended with a modest 9th place, was no exception. It was all the more surprising that the team, led by little-known specialist Jeroen Rijsdijk, began to seriously fight for the promotion to the Dutch football elite in this season. But recession came into the picture, and Almere City lost four of five matches in February and early March. But in the last rounds the club gained momentum again. It confidently beat Excelsior (4-1), Eindhoven (3-1), and Den Bosch (2-0). Thanks to this, the Black Sheep returned to 3rd place. But this is still not enough, and it is desirable to catch up with De Graafschap and Cambuur. Of course, Thomas Verheidt should be the trump card at the finish line. The 29-year-old striker, who once played well in Maastricht, is holding the best season in his career (17 goals and five assists).
Almere City gained the last victory over the Red-Whites in the spring of 2018. After that, there was a home victory of Maastricht and three draws. In August 2020, the opponents arranged a goalless draw on Almere’s pitch. Both teams gained momentum after the recent recessions. So, their head-to-head meeting should turn out to be quite spectacular. We recommend betting on Over 2.5 goals scored.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.63 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 26-Mar-2021 18:45 CET
Event Result: 2:0(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units